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UK Fellow, Philosophy, elected in 2002

Professor Simon Blackburn FBA

Ethics, including applied ethics, philosophy of the mind, philosophy of language and metaphysics
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About this Fellow

Simon Blackburn retired from the Bertrand Russell Chair of philosophy at the University of Cambridge in 2011. He retains a Fellowship at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Visiting Chairs at the New College of the Humanities and the Unversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is an Honorary Foreign Member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Australian Academy of the Humanities

His books include Spreading the Word (1984), The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 1994), Ruling Passions (Oxford University Press, 1998), Truth: A Guide for the Perplexed (Penguin Books, 2005) Plato's Republic (Atlantic Books, 2006), How to Read Hume (Granta, 2008), Mirror, Mirror (Princeton University Press, 2014), Truth (Profile Books, 2016) and two volumes of collected papers. They have been translated into more than 20 languages. 



Current post

  • Fellow of Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • Visiting Chair, The New College of the Humanities, London,
  • Visiting Chair, The University of North Carolina

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College University of Cambridge, 2001
  • Fellow and Tutor, Pembroke College University of Oxford, 1970 - 1990



Simon Blackburn, 2017 Profile Books

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